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Bible of Butchery - Cannibal Corpse The Official Biography

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If Cannibal Corpse did not exist, no one would dare to invent it.

Murder. Torture. Hatred. Agony... These are the lyrical themes explored by Cannibal Corpse, the world's biggest death metal band. In their quarter-century in business so far, the members of the most uncompromising group on the planet have refined their songwriting about death and misery into a chilling, surgi
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Paperback, 170 pages
Published 2014 by Metal Blade Records, Inc.
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Петър Хлебаров
This book is a joke!
Scott
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Centuries of Torment DVD had a 3 hour documentary on the history of the band, so Joel McIver tries to cover some different ground in this book. It focuses only on the current lineup, and each member gets their own section detailing their personal and musical background. There is an interview section with band members as well as Metal Blade honcho Brian Slagel, and the whole package is rounded off with lyrics, most of which annotated with comments by the songwriters.

OK, this is kind of a flu
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Jonathan Anderson
Sep 18, 2014 rated it liked it
To Joel McIver's credit, he plainly states in the foreword that he approached this book taking into account that the band had made a pretty definitive documentary about their history on the Centuries of Torment DVD.

That approach only gets so much credit though.

The five individual biographies of the current members are well worth the read, and there are a few stories from the overall band history at the end that are fairly memorable, but it's hard to argue that this is very definitive. The DVD t
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Iain
Sep 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Not a bad read and as decent a history of the band as you're likely to find.

Based on interviews with the band done quite recently and released to tie in with the new "A Skeletal Domain" album, "Bible of Butchery" makes for a good companion tome. Its weak point is there's really nothing new or massively revelatory within its pages.

There's a potted band history and a first-person biography of each member, plus a selection of song lyrics some of which are briefly annotated. In addition, there's a l
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Ramakrishnan M
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
being a fan of cannibal corpse I would just devour anything and everything.

this is a very interesting albeit not exhaustive piece of their history. fun to read childhood stories of alex paul etc. as well as some nice tour stories

however if you're looking for an official exhaustive band biography, this is not really it
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